Windows VISTA desktop was accidentally moved instead of copying

User's desktop folder was accidentally moved instead copying and all icons have disappeared..when I attempt to copy back, it already thinks the files are there.
How do I restore the desktop configuration ?

Thanks,
CJ
 
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Make sure you have a backup, then open the user's folder, see if My Documents is in there, delete it, and try copying back the moved files.

You may need to open My Documents and delete parts of it or specific files. Be SURE you have a backup.

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cslingerAuthor Commented:
This is vista.. do do you mean documents ? His desktop folder belongs in C:\users\username\documents ?
I am backing the data up now.. just wondering ..would a system restore resolve it ?
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes I mean Documents. In Vista I recall it being Documents and now in Windows 7 I see it as My Documents again (within the library).

You certainly could try a system restore to resolve it as well. ... Thinkpads_User
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John GriffithConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
Go into Windows Explorer.  RIGHT-click on Desktop, select "Location" tab

Make sure it is - C:\Users\<your user name >\Desktop
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you. I was pleased to help out. ... Thinkpads_User
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